I-39/90 Expansion Project

Illinois state line to Madison, Dane and Rock counties

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Weekly Construction Update: May 20-24

Posted: May 17, 2019

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Two lanes remain open to traffic on I-39/90 (in each direction) during daytime hours and weekends.

NOTE: Next week Monday through Friday, nightly single lane closures (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) are planned on I-39/90 northbound and southbound in the following work zones, unless noted otherwise. Minor delays may occur during these lane closures.

I-39/90 southbound expansion (County AB to E. Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156)), Madison to Edgerton
County MN, Drotning Road, County W and County B underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: Mid-November 2019

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the northbound concrete pavement from East Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange, to County AB near Madison.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • County MN under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2019 (weather-permitting). Alternate routes are required; follow the posted detour.
  • Drotning Road under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2019 (weather-permitting). Alternate local routes are required.
  • County W under the Interstate is OPEN.
  • County B under I-39/90 is OPEN.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction activities between Madison and Edgerton.
    • Crews continue with concrete and asphalt pavement removals on I-39/90 southbound.
    • Installing box culvert under I-39/90 southbound lanes, north of Williams Drive.
    • Completed storm sewer and place select crushed material from Door Creek to County AB
    • Finished demolition of existing I-39/90 southbound bridge over County B
    • Begin demolition of the I-39/90 southbound bridge over Door Creek.
    • Completed piling operations at Drotning Road structure, and crews began forming the north and south abutments.
    • Finished piling operations at County W structure, started forming substructure units.
    • The Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility (SWEF) along I-39/90 southbound, south of Madison, is CLOSED until fall 2019.
    • Landscaping and plantings to occur along I-39/90 from Madison to Edgerton. Shoulder closures along various sections of Interstate.

I-39/90 expansion (Kennedy Road to Rock River bridges), Janesville to Edgerton
Townline Road, County M and Newville Road underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2020

  • I-39/90 traffic located on their respective sides from Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange, to south of the Rock River bridges.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction during daytime hours and weekends.
    • Be alert for traffic shifts, crews and equipment in this area.
  • Townline Road under I-39/90 remains OPEN until mid-July 2019.
  • County M under the Interstate remains OPEN until early July 2019.
  • Newville Road under I-39/90 is OPEN until early July 2019.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction operations between Janesville and Edgerton.
    • Southbound Interstate traffic shifted to the outside near Janesville for construction of the median crossover.
    • The emergency pull out has been constructed for the I-39/90 southbound lanes on the south end of the project near Janesville.
    • Northbound Interstate traffic shifted to the outside throughout the project for the placement of barrier wall for bi-directional traffic. This barrier placement will continue until complete.
    • Construction of the emergency access at County M is nearly complete.
    • Heavy grading for the construction of the median crossover at the south end of the project continues.  Grading, placement of aggregate and installation of pipe is occurring for the crossover
    • Grading on the west side of the southbound lanes has begun between Manogue Road and County M.
    • Anticipate concrete paving on the south crossover early next week.

I-39/90 expansion at WIS 26/Milton Avenue and US 14/Humes Road interchanges, Janesville
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2021

  • LONG-TERM RAMP CLOSURE: The WIS 26/Milton Avenue ramp to I-39/90 northbound CLOSED until early August 2019.
    • Alternate routes required during the four-month closure, such as the US 14 interchange.
  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the southbound side from Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A), to the US 14 interchange (Exit 171B). Traffic will remain in this configuration until summer 2020.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • WIS 26/Milton Avenue is CLOSED under I-39/90 in Janesville for the northbound Interstate bridge demolition.
    • 7 p.m. Monday (May 20) to 7 a.m. Tuesday (May 21) – both directions
    • 7 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday (May 22) – northbound only
    • No left turns from the I-39/90 exit ramps (Exit 171A) to travel under the bridge.
    • Alternate local routes are required, such as the US 14 interchange (Exit 171B).
  • Kennedy Road under I-39/90 is CLOSED to through traffic until late July 2019.
  • The Ice Age Trail under I-39/90, adjacent to Kennedy Road, is CLOSED until October 2020.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction operations at the WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges.
    • Crews continue to grading along I-39/90 northbound.
    • Storm sewer work will continue along Deerfield Drive and at the WIS 26 interchange.
    • Work is ongoing for the new I-39/90 northbound bridge over Kennedy Road.
    • MSE wall construction underway at the I-39/90 northbound bridge over Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. South abutment work to start next week.
    • Construction of the MSE retaining wall underway at the WIS 26 ramp to I-39/90 northbound.
    • The demolition of the NB structure over WIS 26 will start next week.
    • Electrical crews will begin work on the temporary signals at the WIS 26 ramp to the northbound Interstate.

I-39/90 southbound expansion (south of US 14/Humes Road interchange to Hart Road bridge over I-39/90), Janesville to Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: Spring 2020

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the northbound concrete pavement from Hart Road near Beloit to south of the US 14 interchange (Exit 171B).
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • County O/Delavan Drive under I-39/90 in Janesville is CLOSED to all traffic for bridge demolition.
    •  6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday (May 23)
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction activities between Beloit and Janesville.
    • Earthwork operations to continue next week between Racine Street and East Milwaukee Street, 24 hours per days.
    • Crushing operations have started this week and will continue into next week, the concrete pavement is being recycled into roadway aggregates.
    • Abutments are complete on County O/Delavan Drive. Crews will remove parapet and exterior girder line of the I-39/90 southbound bridge over County O/Delavan Drive on May 23, 2019.
    • East Milwaukee Street work will continue; crews will form and pour concrete on the piers.
    • Mount Zion Avenue demolition will continue along with excavation for the MSE walls.
    • In the Janesville area, daytime and nighttime noise is anticipated until late May 2019 as crews remove the old southbound pavement and begin grading operations.
    • Bridge removals to begin for I-39/90 southbound bridge over Union Pacific Railroad and Turtle Creek.
    • Pavement removal to begin on old I-39/90 southbound lanes once the switch is complete. Daytime and nighttime operations are expected, so be alert for crews and equipment in this area.

I-39/90 expansion and I-43 reconstruction (Illinois state line to Hart Road; County X/Hart Road to Freeman Parkway), Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: November 2019

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto southbound side, between Cranston Road and the Illinois state line.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Access remains OPEN to the Beloit rest area via temporary ramp connections.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • All I-43 traffic located on southbound side (County X/Hart Road to I-39/90) until mid-August 2019.
    • One lane open in each direction on I-43, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Colley Road under I-39/90, near Beloit, is CLOSED until fall 2019.
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Read the I-39/90 and I-43 construction operations near Beloit.
    • Storm sewer work continues along I-43 and I-39/90.
    • Beginning to prep base course work for concrete pavement on I-43. Concrete paving may start on Thursday (May 23).
    • Continuing to grade the new northbound I-39/90 lanes from Illinois state line to Cranston Road.
    • Placing select crushed material in preparation for concrete paving.
    • Colley Road bridge parapets and finishing work underway.
    • Hauling of embankment to the fills north and south of Spring Brook will begin as soon as possible.
    • Storm sewer work is ongoing in the area. Gateway Blvd., from Hart Road to Millington Road, reduced to one lane in each direction.